DATUK Mohd Nazifuddin, the son of former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, wants to continue the latter’s legacy and bring back the stability he thinks his father had established during his tenure from 2009 to 2018.
He said in the eight years when Najib was the prime minister, there were many successes and changes as a result of his service.
In an interview with Sinar Harian, he also acknowledged that despite being unable to help Najib much in terns of the court cases against him, he would like to continue his father’s fight for the people.
The first step in his quest would be to contest for the UMNO deputy youth chief position in the party elections in a few months’ time.
“For me and my brother, maybe we want to do things differently from how they have been done in the past,” he said.
On the topic of his father, Nazifuddin said he still visits Najib in prison sometimes and during the most recent visit last Friday, he noticed that Najib looked skinny yet cheerful.
“We as family members are a support system for him. We cannot interfere with this issue but we always visit him and sometimes he wants to know what’s going on inside UMNO.
“If he knew UMNO is more progressive and has improved, it is a gift for him. Every time I go and see him, he told me he is worried but I try my best to help continue the fight,” Nazifuddin said.
On his father’s Bossku legacy, Nazifuddin described it as something that came naturally.
“I think this is what makes him a great leader. Though the many accusations hurled his way, he can still go out and greet the people and be Bossku,” he elaborated.
“It’s extraordinary and no one can do it like him. No matter after how many court cases, he will still be Bossku.” – Feb 6, 2023
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